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My period is a week early and was heavy to begin with, however what concerns me is that is has lasted longer than my other periods and my breasts hurt, is this an early stage of pregnancy?

My period is a week early and was heavy to begin with, however what concerns me is that is has lasted longer than my other periods and my breasts hurt, is this an early stage of pregnancy?

Probably not, but...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. Urine tests are very accurate. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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5 days after having sex my breasts hurt, I have been having cravings and my stomach feels uncomfortable could it possibly be early pregnancy symptoms?

5 days after having sex my breasts hurt, I have been having cravings and my stomach feels uncomfortable could it possibly be early pregnancy symptoms?

Doubtful: I am not saying you are or aren't pregnant, but 5 days after conception is way too early for reliable symptoms. If you conceived earlier, then it's possible. A home test always helps sort this out. ...Read more

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How far along in a pregnancy does a woman have to be before her breasts hurt?

How far along in a pregnancy does a woman have to be before her breasts hurt?

After positive test: Some women have breast soreness quite early in pregnancy. However, breast soreness from pregnancy won't occur until after a positive pregnancy test, usually after a missed period. ...Read more

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Early pregnancy sharp breast pain?

Early pregnancy sharp breast pain?

Not normal: Could be many different things , call your OB now u need an evaluation and will prob need breast studies if the pain is coming from your breast and not somewhere else like below your breast. ...Read more

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Is breast pain a sign of early pregnancy?

Is breast pain a sign of early pregnancy?

Perhaps: By the time you experience breast tenderness, your urine pregnancy test should be (strongly) positive. ...Read more

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Breasts hurt when I press down on them. Doesn't hurt when I don't touch them or walk. Would this be a pregnancy symptom?

Breasts hurt when I press down on them. Doesn't hurt when I don't touch them or walk. Would this be a pregnancy symptom?

A pressing issue: Breasts will naturally hurt when the tissue is compressed. Soreness of the breast can be suggestive of pregnancy if a period was missed, but the best determinate of pregnancy is a positive pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Randomly breasts hurt, and bumps on areola. I am on continuous pill but near the last week, or is this common with pregnancy? Could it be from pill?

The bumps on the: Areola are likely montgomery glands. They can enlarge with pregnancy. Breast pain could be the result of pregnancy, oral contraceptives, pms or your period. If you miss a period - then take a home pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read more

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Do pregnancy symptoms come and go? I am 6 weeks and my hCG level is 19, 000. My breasts hurt someday and not others. Is everything ok?

Do pregnancy symptoms come and go? I am 6 weeks and my hCG level is 19, 000. My breasts hurt someday and not others. Is everything ok?

What did yoru OB say: If u have a quant beta of 19, 000 then u must have an OB doc all your questions should be directed to your OB doc, if u are 6 weeks then an ultrasound in 1 week is supposed to show a 7 week size fetus with a viable heartbeat. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Breast Pain (Definition)

Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection ...Read more